Language Arts for Gifted Learners: The Practical Strategies Series in Gifted Education

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Language arts is a complex subject area that includes multiple domains (reading, writing, speaking, and listening) and can be infused into many other content areas throughout the school day. Students who are gifted in any area of the language arts need consistently challenging and stimulating instruction. "Language Arts for Gifted Students" is written by two classroom teachers specifically for classroom teachers. Designed to be an initial resource for teachers seeking to add to their instructional repertoire, it ...
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Language Arts for Gifted Learners: The Practical Strategies Series in Gifted Education

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Overview

Language arts is a complex subject area that includes multiple domains (reading, writing, speaking, and listening) and can be infused into many other content areas throughout the school day. Students who are gifted in any area of the language arts need consistently challenging and stimulating instruction. "Language Arts for Gifted Students" is written by two classroom teachers specifically for classroom teachers. Designed to be an initial resource for teachers seeking to add to their instructional repertoire, it provides specific strategies that teachers can use to meet the needs of their gifted language arts students both in the language arts classroom and beyond.
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Lauren Miller
Lauren Miller is a Nationally Board Certified elementary teacher who lives and works in Durham, NC. Her research interests are rooted in teacher education, particularly in preparing teachers to meet the needs of academically diverse learners in heterogeneous classrooms.

Emily Lubkert is an elementary teacher who has worked in New York City and Chicago. She studied gifted education at Duke University, where she also completed her undergraduate studies.

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Table of Contents

Series Preface 1

Introduction 3

Characteristics of Gifted Language Arts Students 5

Teaching Reading to Gifted Language Arts Students 12

Teaching Writing to Gifted Language Arts Students 20

Literature and Language for Gifted Language Arts Students 26

Language Arts in the Content Areas 30

Oral Communication for Gifted Language Arts Students 34

Extending the Curriculum for Gifted Language Arts Students 38

Conclusion 41

Resources 42

References 45

Appendix A Characteristics of Gifted Students 49

Appendix B Paideia Seminars 54

Appendix C Concept-Based Lesson Plan 56

Appendix D Ideas and Activities for Writing in the Content Areas 59

Appendix E Independent Study 63

About the Authors 65

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